Saturday, 8 August 2015

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String ~~~

~~~ these are a few of my favourite things ~~~

Gentle Reader ~~~ are you singing too? Oh, I do love a parcel in the post, especially when it is tied up with string! Of course, Post Office rules and regulations no longer permit string on the outside {spoilsports} so the best one can hope for these days is that once you have torn off the bubble~wrap envelope, something exciting awaits inside ~~~

Today, that very thing happened, as it so often does when I order from the wonderful Much Ado Books ~~~ I saw this book on one of their Instagram pictures ~~~

Bought from Much Ado Books

~~~ and just had to have it.

Being the thoughtful people they are, they'd baked up a batch of the most delicious looking peanut butter brownies to share with customers, and along side sat this book. Now, my eye was not drawn immediately to the book, you understand.  Some things, such as peanut butter cookies, can distract even the most avid reader's attention away from books. However, once I'd got over the brownies and regained my composure, I knew I just had to get a copy because, not only does it sound a jolly good read, I just love the cover ~~~ which is probably the most crazy mad reason to buy a book, but this is how it is sometimes in the madness that is my world ~~~

Now, as I don't live near, I can't nip over and help them demolish the brownies, so the next best thing is how the book actually arrives ~~~ they always take such care, and pride, in how they send your purchases out ~~~ each book is lovingly wrapped up, tied with string, and a sweet, hand made tag and hand written message. A tea bag or two is always tucked inside, for they know that good reading must always be accompanied by some tea ~~~

 ~~~ Brown Paper Package, Tied Up With String ~~~

Isn't that pomegranate print that has a lovely, hand written note on the back, just so creative and thoughtful? I might frame it.

I hope to start the book this evening, so I'll be letting you know soon how I'm enjoying it ~~~ and as I munch my way through the pages, I'll imagine I'm munching on peanut butter brownies too ~~~

Sincerely yours
Deborah xoxo

14 comments:

  1. Hi Deb. I agree with you that it would be nice to receive packages tied up with string. What a sweet packing idea to include tea bags and a card. Enjoy reading the cookbook and have a blessed day.

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    1. Ah, that's the thing, Joan, it isn't a cook book! Surprised? It is ~well, I'm not saying yet, but it is an adventure around food with a few recipes!

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  2. I agree, Deb, a great cover will draw me into a read. It's so nice to receive a package that has been prepared with such care. Enjoy your new treats! xoxo ♥

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    1. I am enjoying them, Martha Ellen. I've seen the cover of this book as published in America and it is very different, and would not have enticed me to buy it!

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  3. Oh, Deb! This novel sounds like one you will really enjoy! Of course, you know that the Midwest is very close to my heart. Hope you will share your insights after you finish the book!

    Much Ado Books must be such a wonderful indie bookstore! It would be such fun to spend a whole afternoon looking through their book shelves. I love their thoughtful packaging, too! Wishing you many happy hours of reading, dear Deb! ♡

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    1. Oh Dawn, would that I lived nearer to them, I think I'd be moving in! They live right across the other side of the country from me, a whole day's journey by car or train.

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  4. Who says it's a crazy thing to buy a book because of its cover? I have several I'm sure. It's usually what attracts me to it in the first place. But a bunch of brownies might also.

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    1. Well, I'm glad I'm not on my own then! You should've seen them brownies too! Amazingly chocolatey peanut buttery confections! Wish I'd been there to help them eat them.

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  5. I think the cover looks great. And who doesn't enjoy perusing through a new cook book?! I hope it gives you much pleasure.

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    1. Hello Friend! No, it isn't a cook book, and I knew this when I bought it. It is a story woven around food. I'll know more when I have read a bit more. There are recipes, but ones tied to events in each chapter. Deb x

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    2. Oh, well that makes it even better. How fun it sounds. Do let us know how it goes...and with pictures we can drool over, if possible. :-)

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    3. I love all your Garden Blogs.

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  6. Well I was singing 'Happy Feet' ... but now I'm singing 'Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String', and thinking about my 'Favourite Things!

    Lovely post to read, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Thank you Jan, yes, I was singing that all day long!

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